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Here’s a short summary of SPRs and enhancements added to the product release. Many SPRs and enhancements are part of the release. We highly recommend you log in to the support site and read the release notes. If you have an active maintenance contract you can download the new version from the PTC-Support website as usual. If you need any help please contact our support team.


Here's what the release notes say about Version 5.4 M040:

Arbortext Editor

  • Using the Insert Division toolbar button to insert division structures in a document no longer inserts incorrect division elements. (SPR 1935911)
  • Double-clicking on the starting tag of an element which contains an ID attribute value now selects the element if no references exist for that ID to link to. (SPR 1941186)
  • When finding content with the Find/Replace dialog box, included objects are no longer automatically locked and documents are no longer unexpectedly expanded to show their entire hierarchy. (SPR 1941966)
  • Namespaced MathML markup is no longer removed from DITA topics during composition or when generating a resolved document for styling. (SPR 1942309)
  • The pending_delete callback is now properly called in response to a replace done using the Find/Replace dialog box. (SPR 1944087)
  • Certain repeated searches of tables no longer results in Arbortext Editor terminating unexpectedly. (SPR 1951745)
  • Userules no longer fail to fire when more than one userulehook is registered. (SPR 1952704)
  • Unknown attributes on Arbortext-specific tags are no longer treated as invalid attributes. Doing so prevents older versions of Arbortext Editor from reporting errors in documents saved by more recent versions of Arbortext Editor that contain new attributes on the Arbortext-specific tags. (SPR 1960250)
  • When performing silent installations (using msiexec /quiet /i arbortext.msi) all standard file associations are now properly set. (SPR 1962806)

Composition and Publishing

  • Fixed an issue with previewing and publishing documents containing certain compressed TIFF images. (SPR 1935804)
  • Publishing DITA documents containing properly-named Astoria namespaced attributes no longer causes errors during composition. (SPR 1955029)
  • When publishing using the Arbortext Publishing Engine, graphics now render properly for documents with document types that specify graphics must be referenced using entity references instead of file references. (SPR 1955767)
  • Publishing documents to print or PDF using a FOSI generated or exported from Arbortext Styler no longer results in buffer overflow messages when the ACL function fosivar_value() is called from an ACL system-func to get the value of a FOSI variable that has no value. (SPR 1959336)

Arbortext Styler

  • The Attribute Model for Indexing (for example, as used in the CALS DTD) now works properly for Arbortext Styler chunked (for example, web) outputs. (SPR 1945446)
  • Certain controls in the Arbortext Styler user interface now render CJK text properly. (SPR 1952494)
  • In Attribute Tests in Arbortext Styler stylesheets, undeclared elements and attributes are now always processed the same as declared elements and attributes in FOSI-based outputs. Previously, undeclared elements and attributes worked properly only when they were namespaced or when they where used with freeform XML documents. In FOSI stylesheets, specvals and fillvals where attloc contains an undeclared element, or attval contains an undeclared attribute are now processed the same as if the element or attribute were declared. Previously, these specvals and fillvals worked properly only when they were namespaced or when they were used with freeform XML documents. (SPR 1957126)


  • Exporting certain documents to RTF no longer produces empty RTF files. (SPR 1943004)
  • When importing RTF documents, Word built-in document properties are now properly recognized. When importing FrameMaker MIF files, text inside anchored frames is now always properly imported. (SPR 1952068)

PTC Server and Repository Adapter

  • The pending_delete callback now properly handles delete operations depending on the object types in the buffer. (SPR 1944087)
  • When multiple users are using the PTC Server connection to work with different Windchill workspaces in offline mode on the same workstation, messages about failing to connect to the server and being unable to download content are no longer displayed. (SPR 1954438)

For more information

Documentation supporting Arbortext is delivered in the Arbortext Editor Help Center. You can download the release notes for this and all recent releases from the Reference Documentation area of the PTC web site at ptc.com.

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